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ERIC Number: EJ1121925
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1411–3031
Improving Students' English Pronunciation Ability through Go Fish Game and Maze Game
Nurhayati, Dwi Astuti Wahyu
Dinamika Ilmu, v15 n2 p215-233 2015
The problem highlighted in this research is the low pronunciation ability of Kindergarten students in Al-Irsyad Madiun that is caused by (1) the uninteresting activities in learning English; (2) the students' difficulties of English pronunciation; (3) the students' low motivation in learning. The theoretical review includes the young learners characteristics, games in language and games for young learners. The procedure of the research consists of identifying the problem, planning the action, implementing the action, observing the action, and reflecting the result of the research. In this research, the researcher acts as the teacher who conducts the action research in the classroom and she is helped by the classroom teacher and collaborator. In collecting the data, the researcher uses observational technique supported with tests. In analyzing the data, the researcher uses the field notes, teacher's diaries, students' work supported with the cassette recording and photograph, then also compares the result of the students' pre-test and post-test to answer the research questions. It indicates significant improvement in the result of pre-test and post-test of cycle 1 and 2. In cycle 1, t[subscript 0] (2.55734) is higher than t[subscript t] (1.73) and in cycle 2, t[subscript 0] (6.765738) is also higher than t[subscript t] (1.73). From these two results, therefore, h[subscript 0] is rejected and the alternative hypothesis (h[subscript a]) is accepted. They practice their pronunciation through asking each other for cards to match those they have in their hands, arranging a word and sticking the alphabets on the flannel board in order to arrange the parts of tree, pronouncing the word, giving the meaning and making a sentence such as "Go Fish Game and Maze Game." By conducting these games, using interesting media, creating various interesting tasks and activities can increase the students' motivation in learning English and pronunciation ability. A bibliography is included.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Indonesia
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